When a person’s death happened because of another person or entity’s negligence, it is considered as wrongful death. Wrongful death claims must be formally filed by the deceased person’s surviving dependents or beneficiaries particularly family members. The beneficiaries can be entitled for compensation if the negligent acts of the defendants were proven to be accurate. Nowadays, because of survival statutes, cases can still be filed even after the victim’s death. Time is very important when it comes to wrongful deaths. Even if the evidences against an accused party are staggering, the claim might be denied and rejected if it was filed after the statute of limitations. Your timely action for your case can mean a lot so do not feel uncertain to contact us today for a legal consultation. Each state holds a distinct law when it comes to wrongful death. The “statute of limitation” varies in each state and these statutes account for the allowable time period for filing of wrongful death claims. In Nevada, a wrongful death claim can be filed six years from an individual’s time of death.
Claims for Wrongful Death
- The death of the person was caused by the defendant
- The defendant was negligent
- There is a surviving spouse, children, and/or other beneficiaries
- Financial loss and damages resulted after the death